February 21, 2022, by aczjb1

Nottingham to host inaugural ISBE Spring Symposium

We’re delighted to be hosting the inaugural Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) ECR/ECA Spring Symposium at Jubilee Campus on 28 April 2022.

Our first in-person conference in over two years, the symposium will aim to assist early career researchers in their career development through developing both their current research for publication and their broader understanding of the requirements of academic careers in the contemporary job market.

This one-day developmental symposium will offer early career academics and ECRs, including PhD students and post-doctoral researchers, the opportunity to present papers to a supportive audience of their peers and senior academics.

Symposium attendees will also be able to receive feedback and advice on presentation skills, how to manage a critical audience, responding to difficult questions, how to write a successful abstract and hints on converting conference papers to journal articles from experienced journal editors and reviewers.

In addition to ECA/ECR presentations, there will be a number of experienced academics who will share their experiences and expertise on developing and presenting papers and who will also attend and comment upon the presentations.

Speakers and facilitators from the Haydn Green Institute include Professor Susan Marlow, Dr Lorna Treanor, Dr Robert Wapshott and Dr Christopher Carter, and we will also be welcoming Professor Julia Rouse from Manchester Metropolitan University, Professor Paul Jones from Swansea University, and Professor Dilani Jayawarna from the University of Liverpool.

Applicants are invited to submit short papers (3,000-5,000 words) based upon their finished research or work in progress, by 17 March. As places are limited, early submissions are encouraged.

Organiser Dr Lorna Treanor said: “Early Career Researchers and Academics have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. It impacted field work, research designs and attendance at conferences which facilitates not only useful developmental feedback but also network and skills development. Consequently, as VP Research & Communities, I wanted to ensure that ISBE responded to the needs of our ECR/ECA communities. Given the Business School’s commitment to fostering the next generation of academics and researchers, this was an obvious partnership.”

Find out more about the Symposium via the ISBE website.

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